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Sidney Carroll Cantrell
B: 1941-02-22
D: 2018-10-19
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Cantrell, Sidney Carroll
Cheri Lynn Pruitt
B: 1962-05-30
D: 2018-10-18
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Pruitt, Cheri Lynn
Mildred Carmella Ambrogi
B: 1924-11-06
D: 2018-10-18
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Ambrogi, Mildred Carmella
Anna "Anne" Belle Segarra
B: 1929-03-30
D: 2018-10-17
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Segarra, Anna "Anne" Belle
Retired Army Colonel Thomas Garland Bowden
B: 1950-02-11
D: 2018-10-17
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Bowden, Retired Army Colonel Thomas Garland
Wilma Jean Broadfoot
B: 1944-03-31
D: 2018-10-17
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Broadfoot, Wilma Jean
Doris Lee Eades
B: 1929-12-03
D: 2018-10-14
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Eades, Doris Lee
Keri Ann Reed
B: 1985-02-21
D: 2018-10-14
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Reed, Keri Ann
Daryl Anthony "Tony" Nalls
B: 1960-11-10
D: 2018-10-14
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Nalls, Daryl Anthony "Tony"
Carolyn Sue Hobbs
D: 2018-10-14
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Hobbs, Carolyn Sue
Marlene Louise Niznik
B: 1935-01-01
D: 2018-10-12
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Niznik, Marlene Louise
Richard “RICK” Cochran, Jr.
B: 1944-00-00
D: 2018-10-11
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Cochran, Jr., Richard “RICK”
Sarah Jane Zaleski Joy
B: 1930-02-10
D: 2018-10-11
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Joy, Sarah Jane Zaleski
Mary Mina Shoffner Morgan
B: 1936-04-30
D: 2018-10-10
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Morgan, Mary Mina Shoffner
Ellie Asa Springer
D: 2018-10-10
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Springer, Ellie Asa
Robert "Bobby" Ocker, Sr.
B: 1937-00-00
D: 2018-10-08
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Ocker, Sr., Robert "Bobby"
Anna Marie Maupin
B: 1924-10-19
D: 2018-10-07
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Maupin, Anna Marie
Deanna Gayle Riley Bryant
B: 1941-00-00
D: 2018-10-07
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Bryant, Deanna Gayle Riley
James Edwin Hinesley
B: 2000-01-07
D: 2018-10-07
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Hinesley, James Edwin
Arlene "Babe" Helen Walters
B: 1938-04-18
D: 2018-10-06
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Walters, Arlene "Babe" Helen
Robert "Bob" Jones
B: 1961-03-27
D: 2018-10-05
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Jones, Robert "Bob"

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Veterans Administration

VETERAN’S BURIAL ALLOWANCE


The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) furnishes a partial reimbursement of eligible veteran’s burial and funeral costs.  When the cause of death is not service-related, the reimbursement is generally described as two payments.  (1) a burial and funeral expense allowance, and (2) a plot interment allowance.  You may be entitled to a VA burial allowance if:
•    You paid for a veteran’s burial or funeral AND
•    You have not been reimbursed by another government agency or some other source, such as the deceased veteran’s employer AND
•    The veteran was discharged under conditions other than dishonorable.

In addition, at least one of the following conditions must be met:
•    The veteran died because of service-related disability OR
•    The veteran was getting VA pension or compensation at the time of death OR
•    The veteran was entitled to receive VA pension or compensation but decided not to reduce his/her military retirement or disability pay OR
•    The veteran died in a VA hospital or while in a nursing home under VA contract.
Service related death.  The VA will pay an allowance toward burial expenses.
Non-service related death.  The VA will pay an allowance toward burial and funeral expenses and a plot interment allowance.  If the death happened while the veteran was in a VA hospital or under contracted nursing care, the cost of moving the deceased may be reimbursed.

HEADSTONES AND MARKERS

•    The VA furnishes upon request, at no charge to the applicant, a Government headstone or marker to mark the unmarked grave of an eligible veteran in any cemetery around the world.
•    Flat bronze, granite or marble marker and upright granite and marble headstones are available.  The style chose must be consistent with existing markers or monuments at the place of burial.
•    Niche markers are also available to mark columbarium used for inurnment of cremated remains.

BURIAL FLAGS

Most veterans are eligible for a burial flag.  Reservists entitled to retired pay are also eligible to receive a burial flag.

To facilitate receiving veterans benefits for which you may be eligible, you will need the following when you contact the Veterans Administration Office:
•    Proof of the veteran’s military service (DD 214)
•    Service Serial Number
•    Marriage License (if applicable)
•    Children’s Birth Certificate( if applicable)
•    Certified copy of the death certificate.

Veterans Administration Toll-Free Phone Number is:  1-800-827-1000 or visit their online website: www.va.gov